Kyrgios Returns To Top 20 For First Time Since August 2018
Nick Kyrgios returned to the Top 20 of the FedEx ATP Rankings on Monday for the first time since 13 August 2018, coming in at World No. 20. The Aussie, who lost to top seed Rafael Nadal in four tight sets in the fourth round of the Australian Open, fell as low as World No. 72 last February.
"Hopefully I can keep doing it," Kyrgios said of his good form. "I'm just taking it day by day, trying to be positive, just bringing positive vibes."
Kyrgios won ATP 500 tournaments in Acapulco and Washington last year to rebuild his standing. He won four of his seven matches against Top 10 opponents in 2019.
The six-time ATP Tour titlist is next scheduled to compete at the New York Open, the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com and the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC, where he is defending champion. Outside of the 500 points he is defending in Acapulco, Kyrgios is only defending an additional 220 points through Wimbledon.
Kyrgios’ career-high FedEx ATP Ranking is No. 13, which he reached in October 2016 after triumphing in Tokyo. The 24-year-old has played well so far this season, winning three of his four singles matches at the ATP Cup before making the fourth round in Melbourne.